Rem Koolhaas founded OMA in 1975 in collaboration with Madelon Vriesendorm, Elia Zenghelis and Zoe Zenghelis.

OMA is an international practice operating within the traditional boundaries of architecture and urbanism. As an architectural firm, they work in partnership with AMO, their research and design studio that applies architectural thinking to cultural domains beyond.

OMA is led by nine partners — Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, David Gianotten, Chris van Duijn, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Jason Long — and maintains offices in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Doha, Dubai and Perth.

OMA-designed buildings currently under construction include: Taipei Performing Arts Centre; the renovation of Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) in Berlin; Qatar National Library; Qatar Foundation Headquarters; Bryghusprojektet in Copenhagen; Fondation d’Entreprise Galeries Lafayette in Paris, and Prince Plaza in Shenzhen.

OMA’s completed projects include the Faena District in Miami (2016); Pierre Lassonde Pavilion, a new building for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (2016); Timmerhuis, new home for Rotterdam’s municipal offices (2015); Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow (2015); Fondazione Prada in Milan (2015); G-Star Headquarters in Amsterdam (2014); Shenzhen Stock Exchange (2013); De Rotterdam, a large mixed-use tower in the Netherlands (2013); CCTV Headquarters in Beijing (2012); New Court, the headquarters for Rothschild Bank in London (2011); Milstein Hall at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York (2011); and Maggie’s Centre, a cancer care centre in Glasgow (2011). Earlier buildings include Casa da Música in Porto (2005), Seattle Central Library (2004), and Netherlands Embassy in Berlin (2003).

MPavilion 2017 will be OMA’s first completed architectural commission in Australia.

Architecture

We’ve compiled a choice gallery of OMA’s architectural projects. Scroll-down for a selection of images of OMA’s many works.

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Taipei Performing Arts Center, Taipei, Taiwan. Courtesy of OMA/ ArtefactoryLab

© OMA by Chris Stowers

Taipei Performing Arts Center, Taipei, Taiwan. © OMA by Chris Stowers

Image courtesy HASSELL + OMA

New Musuem, Perth, Australia. Image courtesy HASSELL + OMA

Image courtesy HASSELL + OMA

New Museum, Perth, Australia. Image courtesy HASSELL + OMA

Photograph by Iwan Baan, Courtesy of OMA

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia.  Photograph by Iwan Baan, Courtesy of OMA

Photograph by Iwan Baan, Courtesy of OMA

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia. Photograph by Iwan Baan, Courtesy of OMA

Photograph by Bas Princen, Courtesy of Fondazione Prada

Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy. Photograph by Bas Princen, Courtesy of Fondazione Prada

Photograph by Bas Princen, Courtesy of Fondazione Prada

Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy. Photograph by Bas Princen, Courtesy of Fondazione Prada

Image courtesy OMA

Feyenoord City, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Image courtesy OMA

Photograph by Iwan Baan, Courtesy of OMA

Faena District, Miami, USA. Photograph by Iwan Baan, Courtesy of OMA

Photograph by Iwan Baan, Courtesy of OMA

Faena District, Miami, USA. Photograph by Iwan Baan, Courtesy of OMA

Photograph by Frans Parthesius, Courtesy of OMA

De Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Photograph by Frans Parthesius, Courtesy of OMA

Photograph by Frans Parthesius, Courtesy of OMA

Axel Springer Campus, Berlin, Germany. Photograph by Frans Parthesius, Courtesy of OMA

Image courtesy OMA

Axel Springer Campus, Berlin, Germany. Image courtesy OMA

 

Main image: Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten. Photo of Rem by Dominik Gigler, photo of David by Andrew Tang. Both images courtesy of OMA.